Track & Field

WATTS Track & Field Meet Information

Please go to Direct Athletics, sign up for a user name and password, and navigate to the YSU page to complete entries. The first 1,100 entries will be accepted. Any questions should be directed to either YSU head coach Brian Gorby at (330) 519-7591 or or Josh Klein at Delta Timing at




Admission: Admission for meets is $7 (13 and older) and $3 for children ages 5-12. Under five admitted free. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: All YSU parking lots are FREE for the event. Public parking will be in the R-1 Lot across from the WATTS.

Concessions: A limited number of food items will be available along with Coca-Cola products.

Meet: Open, non-scoring OAT/CCC sanctioned indoor track & field competition.

Time: See schedules

Timing: Fully-automatic FinishLynx system, provided by Delta Timing Group.

Location/Facilities: Youngstown State University Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on YSU campus. The $12.3-million facility features a full-length Shaw Sportexe Power Blade HP+ synthetic turf system football field, a 300-meter state-of-the-art mondo track surface, two long-jump pits, a high-jump pit, four batting cages, protective netting, a training room and locker rooms.

GPS Address: 651 Elm St. | Youngstown, OH 44555

Entries: All entries will be done on-line at Please visit the Direct Athletics website at your earliest convenience in order to familiarize yourself with how the entry process works.

**Note: Entries will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

Youngstown State reserves the right to close entries for any and all events based on pre-registration applications and facility limitations. Please do not contact meet management to allow you into an event once an event is filled. If spots open up due to a scratch online, the system will allow you to attempt to put your athlete in.

Entry Deadlines: Entries for all meets will close on the Tuesday preceding the meet at 7 p.m. Please see schedule below.

Individual Entry Fees: $7 per event, per athlete. Three events = $21. Limit three individual events. An individual relay entry will be $7.

Team Entry Fees: For teams of up to 15 athletes, the entry fee will be $150 or $7 per total team event entry's, whichever is less. For teams of 16-20, the entry fee will be $175 or $7 per total team event entry's, whichever is less. For Teams of 21-25, the entry fee will be $200, or $7 per total team event entry's, whichever is less. For Teams of 26+, the entry fee will be $225, or $7 per total team event entry's, whichever is less. For teams of 31+, the entry fee will be $250, or $7 per total team event entry's, whichever is less. Limit two individual events. A relay entry is treated as four individual entry's. Men and Women are separate entry fees per gender. 

The Open Meet Entries on Direct Athletics will be capped.

The maximum entries per team/individual, per event will be five max team/individual entries in each event and maximum relays per team will be two (an A and B Relay).

YSU High School Event entry limits for each female and male division: 60 meter (60) 200m (60) 400m (48) 800m (48) 1600m (60) 3200m (60) Weight Throw (20) Shot Put (40) Long Jump (40) Triple Jump (30) High Jump (30) Pole Vault (25). These events will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the event limit is reached online on the Direct Athletics website.

Youngstown State University’s goal is to make the high school meets to fit within a 3-4 hour fast, efficient time schedule to make it easier on athletes and coaches.

  • TEAMS pay in the traditional manner by bringing a check, made payable to Youngstown State University Track and Field, or cash the day of the competition.
  • INDIVIDUALS will now have the option to pay online with a credit card at the time of entry or pay with cash or check as described above. If you choose to pay by credit card, please be aware there will be a minimum $2 processing/transaction fee assessed to your payment.

All registration must take place on-line at

Late Registration: NO LATE REGISTRATION or WALK-UP REGISTRATION! The entry deadline is the Tuesday prior to the meet at 7 p.m.

Make checks payable to: Youngstown State University Track and Field.

Internet Entry Lists: Final entry lists will be posted on on the Thursday before the meet. Please check to make sure your athletes are entered correctly. If there are mistakes, please email Josh Klein at to correct them.

800/1,600/3,200 Entries: You may ONLY enter an athlete in TWO of the three possible distance events.

Medical Forms/Hold Harmless and Release forms: EACH participant needs to have this Youngstown State University issued form completed with parent and/or guardian signatures. Without this form they will be unable to participate in the meet. Coaches, please make copies of the form for your athletes. Bring form(s) with you to each meet, DO NOT FAX! Forms are available online by clicking here.

Seeding: Running events will be seeded based on entry times. Please be realistic with your entry marks. Athletes entered without a seed time will be placed in a slow heat or be assigned a lane at the meet manager's discretion.  Meet management reserves the right to adjust seed marks based on the OAT-CCC performance list.  Please put marks that are valid.

Field Events: All field events will be seeded and put in flights.

Spikes: Athletes may use the ¼" pyramid style spikes in all events. NO OTHER SPIKES WILL BE PERMITTED. An official will be checking all spikes prior to the event. Athletes having the wrong spikes will be disqualified from the event. If you have any questions, please inquire prior to the start of the meet.

Starting Blocks: Will be available at the athletes' choice in the 60m hurdles, 60m dash, 200m dash and 400m dash.

Throwing Implements: ONLY Youngstown State shots will be allowed for competition.

Automatic Timing: Each athlete will receive Finish Lynx fully-automatic timing to the hundredth of a second in each race they run. Timing is provided by Delta Timing Group, and results will be available live on

Refunds: No refunds for any event scratches the day of the meet. You are paying for your final entries as of the entry deadline. The last day to scratch is the entry deadline on Tuesday prior to the meet. Any scratches after the deadline will result in forfeiture of refund.

**Please Note: No switching or adding events the day of the meet.**

Results: We will have complete results available on, and results will be available live on

Sign-In: Sign-in (paying fees and handling forms) will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through noon for the Division II-III Meet. Running events will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Sign-in (paying fees and handling forms) will begin at noon and continue through 3 p.m. for the Division I Meet.

Check-In for events: Running events will check in at the check-in table AND with the clerk of the course. We will announce preliminary check in times in order to avoid running heats with open lanes. Please listen for these check-in times, even if you are competing in another event. Check in both at the preliminary check in AND with the clerk of the course to avoid being scratched and help us run an efficient meet.

Warm-Up periods for field events: General warm up is 30 minutes prior to start of event. Between flights will be a 10 minute warm up period.

Please be patient with the officials and meet managers. There are many entries resulting in multiple heats. Please listen for the calls for each race, and be on time when checking in prior to your event. This will help to keep the meet moving along as quickly as possible. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you are going to scratch from an event at the meet, please let the Clerk of the Course know so that we may condense heats whenever possible.

Please, no headphones. You must be able to hear when your event is called.